PART III. - VOL. XXXII.
CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS I KENTUCKY, SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, AND NORTH GEORGIA FROM MARCH 1, 1864, TO APRIL 30, 1864.
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
MORRISTOWN, March 1, 1864.
Major General U. S. GRANT:
I pushed forward with my advance to this place yesterday. The remainder of my troops will come up to-day. The enemy is still in force in my front. Longstreet has no infantry away unless it may be Ransom's division. I have not been able to learn anything of that division. I am has been raining heavily for two days and the roads are nearly impassable. It will be impossible for me to do much until I get the railroad bridge across the Holston completed.
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
MADISONVILLE, TENN., March 1, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel J. S. FULLERTON,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fourth Army Corps:
I have the honor to report that some of my scouts have returned from the vicinity of the junction of the Little Tennessee and Tuckallechee Rivers. They report a party of the enemy, about 300 strong, with three pieces of artillery, watching the gap. I have sent out an expedition to try and effect their capture. They also report that a portion of Longstreet's force passed through Greenville, S. C.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. M. McCOOK,
LOUDON, March 1, 1864.
Your dispatch of the 28th has been received by me.* My forces will be concentrated as you direct, as soon as relieved by General Schofield.
*See Part II, p.490.